Active and Passive equipment

Computer networks have components and equipment, each of which has a specific function. In general, network equipment is divided into two categories: Active and Passive.

In the following, we will review some of the most widely used active and passive equipments.

Active equipment

Active equipment to Equipment is said to generate, reproduce, direct and route electronic signals. Active equipment generates signals in the network and transmits signals in the network through passive equipment.

Some examples of active equipment in the network are: Network switches, hubs, routers, modems, servers, network cards, firewalls, IDS and IPS equipment

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Passive equipment

Passive equipment is equipment that is not capable of generating or reproducing electronic signals and only transmits and transmits signals received by them from active equipment to passive or inactive ones. Called.

Passive equipment includes: Types of cables and network sockets, patch panels, wall sockets, racks, equipment and tools such as female socket tools